He's been a key witness in the Russian Federation investigation.
Intelligence and Justice Department officials gave classified briefings to top Republican and Democratic lawmakers Thursday about a confidential Federal Bureau of Investigation informant who sought to glean intelligence about Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
A solid plurality of this contingent continue to avert their eyes from the facts and dismiss the claims of misconduct as peddled by tinfoil-hat conspiracy theorists.
"I have a lot of concerns about that", Representative Jerrold Nadler of NY said of the possibility that a lawmaker may have given such information to Trump through back channels.
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A congressional source told ABC the network that Flood and Kelly delivered remarks at the top of the second meeting, "it was expressed to them how inappropriate their presence was".
There's no telling what kind of information was actually discussed in those meetings, but we do know that Democrat, Adam Schiff, the only Democrat allowed to go to that meeting, did come out and say there was absolutely nothing to confirm Trump's claims that there was a spy within his campaign.
House Republicans close to the president - led by Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the Intelligence Committee chairperson - had been pressing unsuccessfully for weeks for access to material related to the informant, issuing a subpoena and threatening to hold top Justice Department officials in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn it over.
Senior intelligence and law enforcement officials, including FBI Director Christopher Wray, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats attended the briefings.
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They spoke "to relay the president's desire for as much openness as possible under the law", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. Former FBI Director James Comey, who was sacked by Trump a year ago, tweeted Wednesday that the agency's use of secret informants was "tightly regulated and essential to protecting the country".
Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation as "spygate", part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspicions about the probe into Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 campaign.
When asked outright if the intelligence community spied on Trump and his campaign, Clapper said, "No, we did not".
"Can anyone even imagine having Spies placed in a competing campaign, by the people and party in absolute power, for the sole goal of political advantage and gain?"
Warner echoed the sentiment, tweeting that "the President's Chief of Staff and his attorney in an ongoing criminal investigation into the President's campaign have no business showing up to a classified intelligence briefing". "How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren?" tweeted Comey, a former Republican who now identifies as an independent.
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White House adviser Jared Kushner, who's President Donald Trump's son-in-law, has been granted a permanent security clearance, according to a person with knowledge of the decision but wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the matter. Mueller later took over the investigation when he was appointed in May 2017.
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